Is it permissible to wipe over the neck in ablution?

Q:

Is it permissible to wipe over the neck in ablution?

A:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad.

A group of scholars hold the view that wiping over the neck during wudu (ritual ablution) is recommendable.

But authentic reports that describe how the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) performed wudu say nothing about wiping over the neck.

Therefore, the majority of scholars maintain that this practice is not recommendable. Even some scholars label this practice as bidah (heretical innovation); particularly if practiced regularly.

Almighty Allah knows best.

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